April marks the start of the British Summer Social Season, a flurry of fabulous occasions covering the Arts, Horticulture, Royal and Sporting events that gives us an excuse to dress up and enjoy alfresco entertainment in style.
And what’s more quintessentially British than indulging in a picnic at one of the ‘Seasons’ events? Which is why our pick for April has to be the teak folding picnic table! With a lattice top and built-in handle, it is an attractive, light and practical must-have for a picnic lunch at any of the main events this Season.
APRIL: The BOAT RACE (2 April) on the River Thames, West London heralds the start of the Season, followed by the GRAND NATIONAL (8 April) at Aintree.
MAY: Highlights include the BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS (3-7 May), GLYNDEBOURNE (from 20 May throughout the summer), and the CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW (23-27 May)
JUNE: The Season peaks in June with several equestrian events including the EPSOM DERBY (3 June), the QUEEN’S CUP at Guard’s Polo Club (18 June), and ROYAL ASCOT (20-24 June). We’re also big fans of the AEGON CHAMPIONSHIP at Queen’s Club, London (19-25 June) and HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA (28 June-2 July).
JULY: Two of our favourite events take place in July – WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP (3-16 July) and the BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Silverstone (7-9 July).
AUGUST: Following COWES WEEK (29 July-5 August) and GLORIOUS GOODWOOD (1-5 August), the Season traditionally comes to a close on the Glorious Twelfth (and so the shooting season begins!)
And, of course, don’t forget the most important events of the season – our pop-up and show appearances! Teakunique’s events
Wishing you all a fun-filled Season, whatever your interests may be.
Rachel and Victoria
P.S. The teak folding picnic tables are useful at school sports days, point-to-points, or as a side-table at home.